Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre (MMIRC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre is established to provide patients, caregivers, and clinicians with a source of scientific and current information about the use of marijuana (cannabis) as a medicine.”

“Homepage,” MMIRC website (accessed Feb. 9, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre (MMIRC) is owned and operated by Cannasat Therapeutics Inc. (Cannasat). Cannasat seeks to use evidence in educating clinicians and current medical cannabis users of the benefits and risks of cannabis as a medicine while researching and developing novel pharmaceutical products which target the endocannabinoid system. The information provided on the MMIRC Web Site (the ‘Web Site’) is based on a collection of available scientific and anecdotal evidence as it pertains to cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicines. It is provided to inform patients using cannabis and cannabinoids to treat medical conditions and for their health care providers.”

“Legal Notices,” MMIRC website (accessed Feb. 9, 2009)

Mission:

“The Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre has been established to:

  • Help guide patients who currently use cannabis for medical reasons to legally access cannabis, and
  • Provide health care professionals with an overview of current and relevant clinical information on the use of medical cannabis.”
  • “About the Resource Centre,” MMIRC website (accessed Feb. 9, 2009)

    Other:
    Web site